Macdonald Dictionary Record: George Dickinson

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for George Dickinson. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: D 275 Dickinson, , George (1827 -1913) of West St. Sheffield applied to the Canty Assoc. for a land order of 50 ac and selected his R.S. 252 in the middle of St. Albans. He and his wife Mary Anne and their infant came out ini the Labuan , am ving 14.8 . He made his 50 ac. into a dairy farm and when he sold his herd in May 84 it amar ted to 50 cows. He was one of the Earliest accredited Methodist local preachers. He was best known as a crick ter . He played in the cricket match played in Hagley Park Ann.v. Day 1851 for working men v. Ch Ch. Arches Club and took 4 wicket. He was usually picked for his howling but he was a useful bat. He played for Canty v. Otago in 64 (Fist ink ar provincial match) and play again in 65, 66, 67, 68 . He umpire in the match in '73. His average for provincial games was 20 wicket for 13.87 ins. He became a member of the Veterans Club. He was the best bowler 4e in the hiked Club s took 28 wicket at an average of 4.20 runs . He was on the comm. of the United C.C.C Sept. 70. A St. Albans auck t Club was formed in Jan 72 and they practised on his paddock. Dan Reese in "was it all Cricket " mentions that he and Arthur Somes gave up football in the Winter and went every Sat. afternoon to a cricket LT 4.2.65 : 1.5.67 : 17.2.68 : 4.12.69 : 12.9.70 : 15.1.72 : 25.1.73 : 14.10.73 : 28.5.80 : 23.12.81 15.12.82 : 2.5.84; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: D. 275 G. Dickinson practice pavilion " owned by old M. Dickinson This barn like building was the only one of its Kind I have ever seer . It was specially built for the pi pose being 30 yards long and : 5 yards wide . There were plenty of sky lights s0 the light was good. The floor was olay covered with matting. He was elected top of the poll St. Albans Sch. Comm. Oct. 73 ; and to the Avon Rd. Bd Jan 72 and was only old mem be rs.elected in . There had been much criticism. Ina heavy poll he was returned top in Jan. 75 He continued to be a member till he retired in 88. He was one of the comm. formed to organise the first Canty Rifle volunteers. When St Albans became a in ' y he wars elected to the a Borough i Council and again in '82. His home in Crescent Road was called Spring Villa. His first wife Mary Anne d. at St Albans 3.4.84 ag 62 married (2) Janet - . she d. 22.3.95 ag 5 other information says net d. 18.6.20 ag. 78 also Jesse d. 14.6.13 Westminster St StAtham 14.6.13. ag. 8; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: D. 275. family. Eldest dau. Caroline Mellow marr. Samuel Alpe (another cricket er) Dec. '78. youngest Eliza marr. May '80 Robert Joseph Alpe. 2' son George 5.4.83 Euphemia youngest dau P. Haris of St Albans. he d. 5.6.47 ag. 90 she d. 15.12.30 ag. 69. Norte Belt Presby Ch.alch t son Chas. Edwin marr. 14.6.82 Harrity youngest dau of Mrs Grant youngs s1 of Papanui. LT. 28.5.80: 3.12.81 : 15. 12.82; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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